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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress

47.7k thealban  5.3 years ago

When I think of a "plane" the image of the B-17 instantly comes to mind. This quite possibly is my favorite airplane of all time. Just can't enough of those classic 1930s lines. The B-17 was one of the most important bombers of WW2. It wasn't the fastest, highest flying or heaviest in terms of bomb load but it it was tough. The B-17 dropped more ordinance than any other U.S. Bomber in WW2.

I've held off building the B-17 until I felt I could do it justice. I'm happy with this B-17G of the 8th Army Air Force. That said. I did leave some detail out like insignia and turret frames in order to keep it mobile friendly.

Instructions:

VTOL Up: Retract landing gear
Group 1: Unlock turret rotation

Takeoff: 100% Power. Rotates at 190mph

Landing: Slow gentle decent is required with a very smooth approach. She's very heavy. 45% power. Don't slam her down. She will explode.

So here she is. Tell me what you think.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 12 airplane(s) +126 bonus
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 105.9ft (32.3m)
  • Length 74.5ft (22.7m)
  • Height 24.0ft (7.3m)
  • Empty Weight 10,196lbs (4,624kg)
  • Loaded Weight 103,279lbs (46,847kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.135
  • Wing Loading 44.5lbs/ft2 (217.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,322.5ft2 (215.8m2)
  • Drag Points 30451

Parts

  • Number of Parts 284
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    Can I post a version with auto aiming turrets? I also made it the proper 300 max speed (albeit a tad faster)

    one month ago
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    156 Bobobobob

    It was the most dangerous plane because of the big red tail it got shot down all the time. Memphis belle is the only b-17 I know of to complete a certain number of missions.

    one month ago
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    156 Bobobobob

    @temporaryaccount you can be a nerd but being a nerd is good

    one month ago
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    156 Bobobobob

    @temporaryaccount he is not a nerd he is smart

    one month ago
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    156 Bobobobob

    Nice my favorite plane

    one month ago
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    Make Custom autopilot and movable turrets

    2 months ago
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    @thealban good job! Looks good. I will try to make the "Nine lives" and "The little skipper"

    3 months ago
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    But, this plane is a great target for interceptor bomber training

    4 months ago
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    No bombs :/

    +1 5 months ago
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    1,850 ObliviousCed

    THAIR SHE BLOWS!!!

    2.9 years ago
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    Hey stop that right now he/she is not a nerd@temporaryaccount

    +1 3.5 years ago
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    Me: This one belongs to the 303rd Bombardment Group.
    SP community : NNNNNEEEEERRRRDDDDD!!!

    +4 3.7 years ago
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    It's so bootyfull

    3.8 years ago
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    2,385 Unstable

    When i fly the plane in to land at 45%-50% power the engines explode when I am in-flight and very slowly descending which is kind of annoying but besides that it looks great and flies decently.

    +1 4.5 years ago
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    1,397 AmazingAidan

    @thealban for one of my biggest project I will make its a heavy bomber it's not real its called a B-39

    4.5 years ago
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    1,397 AmazingAidan

    @thealban dude I really like this plane and it has a part I need from it

    4.5 years ago
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    0 450394

    I like the plane. Surprisingly agile. But where are the bombs?

    +2 4.9 years ago
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    I LOVE the B-17G. where I live there is a museum with 2 B-17G's. They had one fly, and it was amazing. they even did a pretend bombing run. Great replica also.

    4.9 years ago
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    3,895 Bluerobot11

    Oh ok @thealban

    5.0 years ago
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    47.7k thealban

    To save weight the later G models were left unpainted. @Bluerobot11

    5.0 years ago
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    3,895 Bluerobot11

    why no green
    i thought all b-17's where green

    5.0 years ago
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    Nice!

    5.0 years ago
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    1,865 hellcatz

    @ACMECo1940 i bet it says its under some other guys cuz i used 3 of his parts

    5.1 years ago
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    18.9k ACMECo1940

    I searched it and it's not there.@hellcatz

    5.1 years ago
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    great plane
    Could you make one that actually drops bombs please that would be awesome.

    5.1 years ago
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